Ch 10: English Grammar & Grammatical Errors

About This Chapter

This chapter presents individual lessons on proper English grammar, grammar rules, and the mistakes people make using the language. Lessons cover parts of speech, punctuation, sentence types, and examples of typos.

English Grammar & Grammatical Errors - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help with your understanding of grammar and the errors people make using the English language. Take a look at examples of grammatical errors and their corrections, the proper use of commas, and the meaning of editing for mechanics.

Evaluate the concept of the complex sentence while exploring some examples, and learn about examples and uses of language registers. Review other lesson information, such as:

  • Definition and examples of the eight parts of speech
  • Meaning and examples of a typo
  • Using punctuation such as periods, colons and semicolons
  • Familiarization with capitalization rules
  • Examples and concept of simple sentences
  • Definition and examples of a compound sentence
  • Meaning and examples of compound-complex sentences

This chapter is made up of text and video lessons. These lessons are designed to take between five and ten minutes to complete so you can make progress in your studies even if you can only devote short amounts of time in any one sitting. Track your progress towards course completion on your dashboard.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: English Grammar & Grammatical Errors
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What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

If you can't tell the difference between a noun and a hole in the ground, that's because there isn't one! Come learn more about these and the seven other parts of speech and their functions in this lesson.

Grammatical Error: Examples & Corrections

2. Grammatical Error: Examples & Corrections

Some people consider grammar to be a dry or unimportant topic, but don't believe the hype! Grammar is important, and it can be fun with the right approach. Grammar rules help you communicate clearly and efficiently, and they'll help you put your best foot forward when it comes to your written work.

What is a Typo? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Typo? - Definition & Examples

Learn what a typo is as well as the various forms of typos that occur. Ever heard of an 'atomic typo'? Probably not, but you'll be able to identify it in your own writing after this lesson!

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

4. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

5. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

6. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

7. Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

Find out what 'editing for mechanics' means and how to apply it to your writing. Learn what to look for when you're editing for mechanics, and then take a quiz to test your new skills.

What are Simple Sentences? - Examples & Concept

8. What are Simple Sentences? - Examples & Concept

In this lesson, you'll learn what simple sentences are and how to distinguish them from other sentence types. You'll also learn how sentences with compound subjects and verbs can be simple sentences.

What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

9. What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

In this lesson, you will find out what a complex sentence is and how it's structured. You'll also learn about different sentence types and how dependent, or subordinate, clauses function in complex sentences.

What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

10. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

11. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Language Registers: Definition, Uses & Examples

12. Language Registers: Definition, Uses & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about register, the level of formality in language as determined by context. There are two types of register in literature, formal and informal. Either or both may be used to great effect in literature. Let's also take a look at some examples of register.

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